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Re: Another new guy

Postby penneyma » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:58 pm

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Got inspired reading all the latest KCW awesomeness. Needed to add a plug to my harness for the gauges I've been meaning to install for, oh, five years. Been spending more time building a toddler than the bug..Ran out of friction tape for the budget wiring, grab some after work tomorrow..
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Re: Another new guy

Postby Matt Faulkner » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Nice super bro! What are your wheel, tire, wheel spacer, and fender specs front and rear? I'm gonna undertake widening fenders pretty soon here, and it would be cool to know what you have done to yours. Looks nice man, keep posting!!!
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Re: Another new guy

Postby rustabus » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:30 pm

Welcome! Smile You will find a supportive (and not too uptight) Crew of VW lifers here!!!!

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Re: Another new guy

Postby penneyma » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:52 am

Thanks Rusty, hope to add more unsolicited comments in the near future! :-$ Matt, my car uses the inch wider glass fenders from Creative Car Craft all around. Awesome fit, nice and thick, mount flange actually needed ground a tad to fit since it was 1/4 inch thick almost. My brakes, rear arms, rear spacers, and front knuckles are stock 83 944, rears just bolted on, fronts I use a narrower spring I bought with an adjustable kit made for the 944.Guy at Paragon thought I was nuts, but was still pretty helpful. Biggest pain was the 72 only cast control arms, which I chose to have lengthened to take a dock bolt on 944 ball joint. Hindsight being what it is, if by new stamped 73 up and and find a press in ball joint to fit, easier to modify. I don't have heavy fab equipment, so I chose best option for me.Ideally, you need an adjustable lower arm, but since is limited from the stabilizer bar to the ball joint for any kind of adjustor. There are uni ball set ups that would be pretty sweet, but I knew I'd spend a fortune trying to make that work on my own.Wheels are 01 Boxster, but also catalog wheels for 911,17 inch.Barely enough space to rear fender lip, stock wheel spacer needs 1/8inch shave.
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Re: Another new guy

Postby penneyma » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:15 am

I will be glad to measurements of anything you need, at work I'll look up the wheel measurements too.Lanner at V Dub engineering can advise you on what to use, he helped me a great deal,I can assume his products are easier to use than build your own Lego suspension like I did too.
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Re: Another new guy

Postby cookiemonster131 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:19 am

really nice looking super!
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Re: Another new guy

Postby penneyma » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:59 am

cookiemonster131 wrote:really nice looking super!

Thanks man!
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Re: Another new guy

Postby penneyma » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:06 am

penneyma wrote:I will be glad to measurements of anything you need, at work I'll look up sick wheel measurements too.Lanner at V Dub engineering can advise you on what to use, he helped me a great deal,I can assume his products are easier to use than build your own Lego suspension like I did too.

Wheels are 17x7 fronts, 55mm positive offset, i use a spacer for inner fender clearance-Rears are 17x8.5 with a 50mm positive offset both 5x130mm bolt pattern. There are still cheap deals on 944 stuff out there to pirate brake parts if you look, i sell used parts and just found some around 165 per side, less calipers for the rears... 8-[
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Re: Another new guy

Postby Matt Faulkner » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:23 pm

Thanks for all the info man! Only other thing I can think of is how far are your rear tires from hitting your spring plates? I'm afraid I'm gonna have to go pretty darn wide to fit my 9.5" wheels in the rear. I might have to rethink that. :-k
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Re: Another new guy

Postby penneyma » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:55 am

1.25 inches, these 255s have a real wide tread width, may need to look real close at tire choice to maximize space, these Michelin pilots came with the wheels..
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Re: Another new guy

Postby penneyma » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:56 pm

Figured I had better post a small update.Fighting the dash still, gauges all work, from 85 911 dismantled at work few years ago. Anyways, buddy who races circle track hooked me up with some aluminum sheet to cover HVAC hackery on the dash, don't run heat anyhow just as easy to cover than fork out hundreds on a crappy aftermarket dash pad, it's been cut for some asshole speakers and switches anyhow, and I don't have my welder set up to be all crazy like Matt in this exclusive SBC going on, so here is my solution.May flat black it like the rest of interior, since that's the fast solution I had when I had to rush car into paint few years ago, we'll see
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Re: Another new guy

Postby penneyma » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:42 pm

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Ok, so I need to find a better way to reduce pictures in size than crop the crap out of them.
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Re: Another new guy

Postby penneyma » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:44 pm

....And sorry for the huge run on sentence, my high school English teacher would kill me.. [-X
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Re: Another new guy

Postby penneyma » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:51 am

Making my dash in free aluminum, boy this stuff seemed flimsy until i started bending and giving it some shape. I have some bodywork expirience, having grown up in my fathers shop, doing rust repair, making small patches, that sort of thing, but never done a piece this big. Taking my time, little bit each night after family goes to bed-woke up wife last night dropping hammer on a piece of loose metal by my feet, never TOLD her id be in garage at ten pm.. :-" Homestretch trying to get dash done, got a clubhouse to build this winter, and a special package coming mid next year, so may have little time to do this stuff at that point..
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Postby davetaylor » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:13 am

penneyma wrote:Image


I looked for some of these wheels forever and gave up and ran other Boxster Wheels on my old super, but I'll probably still have some one day
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